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Black Sugar

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A shocking look at the living and working conditions of Haitian agricultural labourers in the Dominican Republic. Each year, some 20 000 workers cross the border to cut sugar cane, lured by promises of good money. Instead, they toil up to fourteen hours per day and live in unhealthy, cramped camps without running water, electricity, medical or educational facilities.

1988, 57 min 50 s

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Bronze Plaque Award - Category: Social Issues
International Film and Video Festival
October 25 to 29 1989, Columbus - USA

Special Mention
VUES D'AFRIQUE / Journées du cinéma africain et créole
April 12 to 17 1988, Montréal - Canada

Best Documentary directed by a non Latin-American filmmaker on a Latin-American or Caribbean Subject.
ICAIC / Festival Internacional Del Nuevo Cine latino Americano
December 3 to 17 1987, Havana - Cuba